Kanye West has had quite a year! From the controversial ‘Famous’ music video to his feud with Jay Z and Beyonce, it’s safe to say that the rapper has contributed to a fair share of 2016’s most shocking celebrity moments. Here’s a look at all of the crazy things Kanye did this year!
Call Kanye West, 39, what you will, but you can’t deny that the guy is entertaining. Here are his most shocking moments of 2016!
1. Feud with Taylor Swift reignites
Just when it seemed like things were finally cool between Taylor Swift, 26, and Kanye, he had to go and release “Famous”, a scathing diss track about her in February. This set off a series of explosive moves from Kim Kardashian, and of course Kanye didn’t stop with simply a song, which brings us to…
2. “Famous” video is released
Forget Kim’s butt — this video broke the Internet. Kanye rented out The Forum in Inglewood, CA to debut his visual masterpiece in June, and in case you forgot, it features a series of prominent wax figures all naked in bed together. Kim and Kanye, Taylor, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and Caitlyn Jenner. Needless to say, tons of people were upset over it. All in the name of art!
3. Models pass out at his Yeezy show
Kanye’s Yeezy Season 4 show in September was not a total success. Guests were kept waiting for hours in the blistering New York City Indian summer heat, and one model even fainted. Though Kanye’s collaborator Vanessa Beecroft defended the production by claiming there was plenty of food and water and the model must have been under emotional duress, it still didn’t make him look good.
4. Kanye disses Jay Z
The rapper threw his friend Jay Z under the bus at a concert in October, telling the audience that he won’t collaborate with him again because of the “Tidal/Apple bullsh*t”. The two music services have an ongoing battle, but Ye went after Jay Z, who owns Tidal. Hope you weren’t looking forward to a second Watch The Throne album!
5. Kanye endorses Donald Trump
It just keeps coming! Kanye went on a crazy political rant after the November election, shouting at the crowd, “I were to have voted I would have voted on Trump!” The normally counter-political rapper really alienated fans with this one, and he was slammed every which way on social media.
6. Kanye cancels tour
Well, Kanye’s concert speeches came to an abrupt stop upon the late November announcement that the remaining Saint Pablo shows would be canceled so he could deal with “personal issues”. We all know what happens next…
7. Kanye is handcuffed to a stretcher and hospitalized
Say it ain’t so! The rapper was cuffed and taken away on a stretcher on Nov. 21 after having a “psychotic break”, which could have been caused by any number of things. Perhaps it was one of the other moments we detailed above, or his wife Kim Kardashian‘s terrifying Paris robbery in October. Either way, the guy needs a break, and it’s a shame that this is what it took to get him to realize that!
HollywoodLifers, which one of Kanye’s moments from 2016 is the most shocking to you?